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Name Mittie Lou George
Birth 3 Feb 1878, Palo Pinto, TX54
Death 7 Feb 1964, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ
Father John Chowning George (1830-1917)
Mother Rachel Matilda Davis (1846-1936)
1 Eugene Lambeth Hopkins
Birth 18 Mar 1878, Milam, TX
Death 27 Aug 1936, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ
Burial Sweetwater, Nolan, TX
Father William Williams Hopkins (1839-1906)
Mother Nancy Lavonia Tubbs
Marriage 2 Dec 1900, Methodist Episcopal Church, South Sweetwater, Nolan, TX
Children Thomas Monroe (1901-1905)
Notes for Mittie Lou George
Mittie Lou George was born in Palo Pinto County, Texas according to her own Family Record Book. This was not a Bible, but simply a book in which she noted birth and death dates of her father and mother and her siblings.

John Chowning George and Mittie's mother Rachel Matilda [Davis] George were cattle ranchers. A Nolan County newspaper acccount reports that "The J.C. George family moved to Hylton [Texas] in 1879, where Mr. George engaged in the cattle business until he sold his herd of cattle in the summer of 1880, and the family moved to Mulberry Canyon [Nolan County, Texas] so the children could attend school."

However, the family was enumerated in the 1880 U.S. Texas Federal Census taken June 1, 1880 Palo Pinto County. This included Justice Precinct #1 as well as the town of Palo Pinto. I visited the County Courthouse in Palo Pinto County in July 1995 and was not able to find land records that listed any member of the George family as landowners there, although J. C. George is listed as a stock owneron the 1880 census.

If the family were in Hylton, Nolan County Texas in 1880 they would have to have established residence after June 1, 1880. It is certainly possible that the family could have moved back and forth between Palo Pinto and Nolan counties, determining a place to settle, driving cattle and making other preparations for the actual move from Palo Pinto County to Nolan County.

Mittie Lou married Eugene Lambeth Hopkins, son of William Williams Hopkins and Nancy Lavonia Tubbs in Sweetwater, Texas on Dec. 2, 1900.
Notes for Eugene Lambeth (Spouse 1)
1910 Nolan Co., TX Census Record, Page 7 E D 179 City of
Roscoe Dwelling and Family #146, shows family.
Death Certificate for Eugene Lambeth Hopkins, State File
#256 Certificate #306745, shows burial in Sweetwater, TX 30 Aug
Last Modified 14 Jan 2006 Created 24 Mar 2006 using Reunion for Macintosh

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